New and notable appointments at Virgin Media Television, Cognate Health, Indeed and Bank of Ireland Business Banking

Appointments | Thu 1 Apr | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin, Deputy Managing Director, Virgin Media Television

This week sees new and notable appointments at Virgin Media Television, Cognate Health, Indeed and Bank of Ireland Business Banking

Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin, Deputy Managing Director,
Virgin Media Television

Virgin Media has named Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin as the company’s Deputy Managing Director of Virgin Media Television. She is currently Director of Operations at Virgin Media Television. Ms. Ní Chaoindealbháin takes on the role which has been established for the first time as a new executive function in the business.

Making the announcement, Paul Farrell, Managing Director of Virgin Media Television said, “I am thrilled Áine is taking on this exciting new role. With her huge and varied experience, a proven track record within our business and industry, today’s announcement is a natural next step.”

Ní Chaoindealbháin said:

“I’m delighted to take on this opportunity at this crucially important time for public service broadcasting.  Throughout the media industry, Virgin Media Television is regarded as one of the leading broadcasters in Ireland with outstanding journalism, programming that reflects a modern Ireland and a strong presence in today’s digital environment. It’s an honour to become Deputy Managing Director of this great company which plays an essential role in Irish daily life and I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to continue this success story.”

Ní Chaoindealbháin is currently Director of Operations at Virgin Media Television, Ireland’s number one commercial public service broadcaster offering three free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three and the Virgin Media Player.  Áine is responsible for Virgin Media Television’s technical and operational activities. During her twenty five year career she has held senior management roles across a range of broadcasters. Prior to joining Virgin Media in 2017 she held senior roles in UTV Ireland, Setanta Sports and Sky Ireland, with previous experience in the independent sector and RTÉ. Áine is passionate about content creation and innovation in the broadcasting sector.

Ciara Buckley, Sales and Marketing Manager,
Cognate Health

Ciara Buckley, Sales and Marketing Manager, Cognate Health

Pictured: Ciara Buckley, Sales and Marketing Manager, Cognate Health

Cognate Health, the leading nationwide occupational health provider, has announced the appointment of Ciara Buckley as Sales and Marketing Manager in response to the company’s rapid growth. With extensive sales and marketing experience, Ciara will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies and strengthening Cognate Heath’s corporate customer base in the rapidly growing occupational health market.

Previous to joining Cognate Health, Ciara was employed at the Doyle Collection as Director of Global Sales and Marketing. Pivoting from hospitality into health, she joins the team with experience for promoting customer centric services that are based on strong, long-term partnerships with clients.

Paula Cogan, Cognate Health CEO said:

“We are pleased to welcome Ciara to the team at Cognate Health at such a significant point in operations, as we recorded growth last year of 20%. Having worked in a customer centric culture in the service industry for the past eight years, Ciara has a proven track record of delivering a best-in-class service. Her dedication to delivering exceptional results and growth will play a vital part in the expansion of our network with both our existing and new clients.”

Providing the most progressive occupational health services available like remote case management, Cognate Health has a team of over 80 who support 120,000 employees across the country. Its national network of occupational health physicians was the first of its kind in the country, with specialist expertise across a number of sectors including construction, ICT, pharma, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, public sector and retail.

Speaking on her appointment, Ciara said: “We have entered into a new era of ‘working-life’, and the importance of occupational health support for companies across Ireland is at an all-time high. I am particularly excited to join the Cognate Health team at this transformative stage.

“Being part of this journey will allow me to work alongside clients — both existing and new — and assist them with prioritising employee health and wellbeing. The implementation of the Government-led remote working strategy later this year will ensure all employers prioritise a plan to support their employees, be they working in the office or from home.  I look forward to contributing to the outstanding work being done by Cognate Health on this, providing expertise to clients who want to deliver effective and efficient support frameworks to their teams.”

Jessica Jensen, Chief Marketing Officer,

Pictured: Jessica Jensen, Chief Marketing Officer, Indeed

Indeed, the job site, has announced that Jessica Jensen will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Jensen will join Indeed’s senior leadership team and report to CEO Chris Hyams.  As CMO, Jensen will lead the company’s global marketing programs as Indeed continues in its mission to help people get jobs.

“Jessica brings incredible experience and new perspective to Indeed, and at the same time has a huge respect for everything we have built,” said Hyams. “Our mission of helping people get jobs is central to everything we do. Jessica is passionate about this mission, and will be a vital part of our leadership team. We are thrilled to have her join us as we continue to grow and help even more people around the world.”

Jensen will oversee a marketing function that includes brand, performance marketing, regional and field marketing, and communications.

“Indeed’s mission is clear, wonderful and necessary. I’m honored to join the company at a time when people need inspiration and hope to find a new opportunity,” said Jensen. “My vision is that Indeed is known more broadly and deeply for the incredible service we provide to job seekers and hiring managers alike, and Indeed is the best place for businesses and employees to connect and thrive.”

A technology industry veteran, Jensen brings extensive experience in brand innovation and integrated marketing strategies for several global brands. Jensen was most recently part of the Booking Holding family, serving as SVP of Marketing for KAYAK before holding the CMO role at OpenTable. Prior to that, Jensen spent five years at Facebook, serving as Head of Products, Platforms & Insights for Business Marketing. There she led global positioning, marketing strategy and communications of Facebook’s family of business offerings, including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and more.

Jensen holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters of International Relations from UCSD, and a B.A. from Amherst College. She is a passionate proponent of strong women’s voices and mentoring future female business leaders.

Conor Magee, Head of Manufacturing,
Bank of Ireland Business Banking

PictuConor Magee, Head of Manufacturing, Bank of Ireland Business Banking

Pictured: Conor Magee, Head of Manufacturing, Bank of Ireland Business Banking

Bank of Ireland has appointed Conor Magee as Head of Manufacturing on its Business Banking team. Conor joins Bank of Ireland from Cargotec, a global manufacturer of Industrial Equipment for Cargo handling and transport, where he worked in Ireland, China and Finland.

In his new role Conor will focus on supporting existing and potential Bank of Ireland manufacturing customers to scale and grow their businesses. He brings with him a strong track record of business plan delivery, scaling and turnaround and is an expert practitioner in Lean thinking, supply chain best practice and cost management in the manufacturing sector.

Bank of Ireland is committed to supporting a wide range of businesses within the Irish manufacturing sector, a sector that is crucially important to the wider national economy. Conor’s appointment demonstrates the Bank’s continued commitment to this important sector.

Discussing his appointment, June Butler, Head of SME Banking & Sectors, Bank of Ireland said:

“We are delighted to appoint Conor to this very important role in our Sectors team. His vast knowledge of the manufacturing sector, and longstanding direct experience of working in this area, will enable him to act as a trusted adviser to Irish manufacturing businesses. We look forward to Conor driving the development of new manufacturing business as well as supporting existing customers with their growth ambitions.”